Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Craig Brenner Presents Music in Indiana State Parks - Paynetown SRA

The performance is the result of a 2018 Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites grant. Craig Brenner (piano) and members of Craig & The Crawdads will provide percussion instruments and invite young people to play along with, exploring the jazzy side of blues, boogie woogie and other styles,... Learn more